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  • Paperback: 162 pages
  • Publisher: Createspace (Nov. 10 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456310364
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456310363
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g

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About the Author

Bill Miller has been riding to the hounds for over 40 years. For nearly 20 years he has been an honorary whipper-in for the Norfolk Hunt Club. Bill is also actively involved in Team Penning during the summer months. He lives on a small farm in Sherborn, Massachusetts with his wife and three horses. When not working with horses, Bill is an independent film director and cinematographer. His website is: www.billmillerfilm.com

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If you like animals and a clean read, pick this one up! Feb. 8 2012
By Wendy L. Hines - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
While Carly's parents are finishing out their military tours, she stays with her grandfather on his farm. She loves watching the Riverdale Hunt Club in the fall and yearns to join them. Her own pony, Monroe, used to run with them before he became hers, but she is only eleven. So she dreams of riding Monroe chasing the fox.

Hampton is a new addition to the kennels and because one of the other hounds is injured, he gets to join in. He's reall excited but he's never ran so much and he is tired. When he gets a drink at the stream, the Hunt leaves him and Hampton is lost. He is hungry, tired and just wants to go home. When he smells something yummy on the air, he follows his nose and winds up at the home of Strange Willie.
Willie is a vet who lives very basically and doesn't ask for much. Most of the children in the area are scared to death of him. At first Willie tries to shoot Hampton, but thankfully a fox leaps in the way and saves Hampton. Later, Hampton saves the fox from one of Willie's booby traps. An unorthodox friendship, but it works. When Willie's house catches afire, even though he had tried to shoot Hampton, he enters the abode and wakens Willie, saving his life.

Carly is determined to find the lost hound, but when she is out looking, a rabid skunk approaches her. Thankfully, Willie saves her life. He isn't as scary as everyone says and she sees he has Hampton. But the Master of the Hunt is looking for Hampton and Carly isn't sure what the right thing to do would be. But when one of her friends disappears, Carly knows she has to speak up.

Heroes and Hounds is a middle-grade novel with appealing characters and several great messages. Bringing the fox and the hound to life in a new twist from the Disney version is delightful and thoroughly entertaining. Miller does a great job of keeping the reader involved in the story with many adventures. If you like animals and a clean read, pick this one up! You're sure to enjoy it!
Best kids book on the market!!! Nov. 12 2010
By Suzi W. Demsey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is not only for kids, but adults will fall in love with the characters as well! I am sure after reading it, that it is going to win some major awards...it is written so well and illustrated beautifully. It is a story that stays with you and that you take to heart. I can't wait to share it with all of my friends so they can buy it for their grandchildren. I also want to share it with my adult children so they can share it with their friends children...It is a very special story. I loved reading it and and will re-read it many times. What a great time to come out...just in time to give as a Holiday gift that has a lot of meaning to it.
A fine children's adventure story Dec 2 2010
By Charles Jones - Published on Amazon.com
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As a grandfather checking out books for my grandchildren, I found myself absorbed by this excellent adventure and page turner. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and it kept my heightened interest all the way to the last page. The ongoing detailed description of the surrounding area, sights and sounds, plus the thoughts of the characters and animals, certainly helped me draw a mental picture of the setting. The reader feels like part of the story as if one is actually there participating. I so liked the positive nature and attitudes woven throughout the story. Certainly offers a character building theme. Very well written.
Great story, beautifully illustrated Dec 1 2010
By M. B. Alexander - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
"Heroes and Hounds" is a wonderfully charming story about a young girl's adventures with her pony and her friend as she seeks to fulfill her dream of riding "to the hounds" with the hunt. Although the story is written for young audiences, it has multi-generational appeal as it touches on such issues as the plight of families with parents in military service and the welfare of veterans. Anyone who loves horses, dogs and other animals will enjoy this book. The illustrations are beautiful and create a nostalgia of their own in their old-style look reminiscent of children's books decades ago.
Heroes, Hounds, and Fox Dec 22 2010
By Dennis Mccormick - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
While the human characters run the gamut of kind to unpleasant to bizarre, the truly appealing folks are the horse, lost dog, and fox. Miller has fun creating tense situations that the animals help resolve. I started H&H believing that Carly was the protagonist only to discover that I should have been following the fox. Very sly. This novel should appeal to a diverse audience. It is ostensibly a children's book, but the warm tale will hearten adults who can still remember their distant childhood.

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